1. Independent Deployer Certification Exercise Set to Kick Off

    U.S. Navy ships are scheduled to participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the Southern California operating area April 25-May 3.

    USS Higgins (DDG 76) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Carla Ocampo)
  2. Senior Leaders Facilitate Meaningful Exchange at Pacific Northwest Women’s Waterfront Symposium

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, shared her career experiences and leadership philosophy with Sailors at the Pacific Northwest Surface Navy Women’s Waterfront Symposium, April 22.

    Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea, speaks about her naval career experiences and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Navy/MCC Wendy Wyman)
  3. Essex Amphibious Ready Group Completes Certification Exercise

    The Essex ARG successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California.

    USS Essex (LHD 2) steams behind USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a strait transit exercise as part of CERTEX. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Liam Kennedy)
  4. PACFLT Welcomes Korean Mayors in Hawaii

    Ten mayors and local government officials from the Republic of Korea got an inside look at U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program April 20.

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Director of Plans and Policy William Wesley holds an open discussion with visiting mayors and local government officials from the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian M. Wilbur)
  5. Blue Ridge Visits Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship arrived in Zhanjiang April 20 for a port visit building relationships and reinforcing positive navy-to-navy exchanges with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Zhanjiang, April 20. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Jordan KirkJohnson)
  6. Team Carl Vinson Departs U.S. 5th Fleet

    The Carl Vinson Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations April 16, after six months of conducting air strikes over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    In this file photo, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepares for flight operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in December. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Alex King)
  7. PACFLT Band Shares Experience with High School Students

    The Pacific Fleet Band held an educational jazz clinic April 16 for the Honoka’a High School Jazz Band at the PACFLT Band Hall on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    Musician 1st Class Brandon Barbee speaks to students from the Honoka'a High School Jazz Band during a music clinic at the Pacific Fleet Band Hall on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Johans Chavarro)
  8. USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Returns to Singapore

    The littoral combat ship returned to Singapore April 15 after a two-month stint operating in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  9. USS Gary to Return from Final Deployment

    The frigate is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Gary (FFG 51) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Rosalie Garcia)
  10. USS Louisville Returns from Deployment

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10, following a deployment to the Western Pacific.

    USS Louisville (SSN 724) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)

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